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The Shaggy Dog Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 15, 2006
Do Allen's presumed fans really want to see the man hike his leg to use a urinal, have a CGI tongue loll out of his mouth, or have his butt sniffed for 98 solid minutes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 15, 2006
Anybody given the assignment to write a movie in which a man turns into a dog would come up with these same jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 14, 2006
This remake is heavy on the special effects...but the biggest difference is how the film becomes another commentary on the lamentable state of today's parents.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 14, 2006
Allen's latest flea-bitten family fare fluff is indeed a dog--both literally and figuratively...[an] infantile tail-wagging fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 13, 2006
The doggie antics generate a few chuckles, but it's a sign of the film's inefficiency that the biggest laugh comes from a sight gag involving a chimp and a cattle prod.
| Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 13, 2006
This update seems to have been made on the cheap and neither its genetic nor its plot mutations are funny.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 12, 2006
I'll admit that some of the antics elicit a chuckle or two, but not nearly enough to justify the price of a movie ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 11, 2006
good, clean, silly fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
March 11, 2006
A delightful family comedy about a man whose metamorphosis in a canine teaches him something about responsibilities to family.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 11, 2006
They've created a virus that can turn people into dogs so they will learn important life lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 11, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is wholesome, yes. And safe. And homogenized and soulless and utterly devoid of anything worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 11, 2006
The Shaggy Dog is like eating a great big log of ****, and Downey is the surprising and tasty bits of corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
March 11, 2006
I now know what comedy in hell is like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 11, 2006
This film is evil, pure and simple.
| Original Score: 1/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
March 10, 2006
Anyone who includes the song "Who Let the Dogs Out?" anywhere within their film will be kicked in the shin, once a day, every day, for one full year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
March 10, 2006
Disney's tried-and-true slapstick material (est. 1959) is here given a heinously unimaginative interpretation by five screenwriters and a director who manages to squander the gifts of an absurdly overqualified supporting cast.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
March 10, 2006
The unruly pack of subplots make The Shaggy Dog much more convoluted than it needs to be.
| Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
March 10, 2006
Five credited writers undercharacterize everyone including the dogs, and Allen turns in his typical good-natured, superficial performance.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 10, 2006
Director Brian Robbins stages scenes that are more awkward than funny, and the animal effects are bargain-basement.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 10, 2006
It mongrelizes a much funnier, fresher movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
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